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Franco

[frang-koh; Spanish frahng-kaw]
noun
Francisco (Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco-Bahamonde"El Caudillo") 1892–1975, Spanish military leader and dictator: chief of state 1939–47; regent of the kingdom of Spain 1947–75.

Francoism, noun
Francoist, noun
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Franco (ˈfræŋkəʊ, Spanish ˈfraŋko)
 
n
Francisco (franˈθisko), called el Caudillo. 1892--1975, Spanish general and statesman; head of state (1939--1975). He was commander-in- chief of the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War (1936--39), defeating the republican government and establishing a dictatorship (1939). He kept Spain neutral in World War II

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Franco-
"French," from M.L. comb. form of Franci the Franks, hence, by extension, the French (see frank). Used in forming English compound words from early 18c. Francophobia (1887) was earlier in Eng. than Francophile (1889).
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